iPod Video 5.5 Restoration project

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Old geek 959, Sep 16, 2016.

  1. Old geek 959 macrumors regular

    Old geek 959

    Sep 7, 2014
    I have a nice 80G model of the iPod Video 5.5 (late 2006) which suffers from a bad HDD and scratched face and rear plates and almost dead battery. am planning for a complete restoration for the device. Since I really miss using it and listening to that glorious Wolfson DAC. its impossible for me to through it away and buy another one because I owned it for almost 9 years now and there is tons of memories with it.
    iPod status:
    HDD: Broken
    Screen: Good
    Audio jacks and ribbons: Good
    F/R plates: Scratches (Heavy)
    30 pin connector: medium but works
    Logic board: works
    Any suggestions guys? and how much this will cost me.
    Appreciate your replies.
  2. gooser macrumors 6502a

    Jul 4, 2013
  3. sarge macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2003
    You can buy a CF card adapter and scrap the HDD (and replace the battery while you're at it) on ebay and refurb it yourself. If I can find a link to the ones I bought I'll post a link. Updated two old iPods and they work great.
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    The nice thing about these iPods Video and Classic is that Chinese sellers on eBay have plenty of new parts.

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